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California budget: what cuts and fees would you propose?




Alfredo Sahagun, with Council of Mexican Federations, holds a sign during a rally against proposed budget cuts, with several union and community activist groups representing the disabled, in front of California Gov. Jerry Brown's office on January 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Alfredo Sahagun, with Council of Mexican Federations, holds a sign during a rally against proposed budget cuts, with several union and community activist groups representing the disabled, in front of California Gov. Jerry Brown's office on January 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his budget, yesterday. Calling it a "tough budget for tough times," Brown proposed big spending cuts as well as a tax bump. How do you decide between funding schools and social services, paying down the state's deficit and keeping taxes at a minimum? Steve Proffitt and Madeleine try their hands at balancing California's budget.